Category Archive: Education Academy

  1. Education award evening 2019

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust once again hosted their annual education awards evening last week, the night highlighted and celebrated the individuals who have excelled in their studies and on the sporting field.

    Over 100 students attended the event in the 1925 suite at the New York Stadium, making this year’s event the most attended yet. The attendees were able to enjoy an award ceremony and disco allowing for a relaxed atmosphere to celebrate their achievements during the educational year. On the night the main educational winners were Emily Scrivens (overall student of the year), Will Barber (Trust Involvement Award) and Connor Herbert (Dedication award). While picking up the footballing awards were Josh Taylor (Men’s A-Squad POTS), Connor Brooke (Men’s B-Squad POTS), Abi Shepherd (Female POTS) and Kieran Cartwright (top Goal-Scorer).

    James Mahoney Education manager at RUCST said ‘It was a privilege for me to share the celebrations with our students at the annual awards evening. The event demonstrated the high level of commitment and success our students have achieved, and it is fantastic to celebrate key achievements. The event also highlights the encouragement and support from the education team at the trust who play a pivotal role in the success of the Academy as a whole. We aspire to provide our students with a first-class education and experience, I look forward to seeing even more of our learners celebrating success in the future’.

    There are still places for our 2019/20 courses, for more information on the courses we offer visit www.RUCST.co.uk/education. Call our education team on 01709 827767 or email education@rotherhamunited.net.

    The full list of winners for both the football and educational awards reads like:

    EDUCATION AWARDS

    –              Level 1 Student of the Year – Vinh Van Bui

    –              Level 3 (Group 1) Student of the Year – Liam Napper

    –              Level 3 (Group 2) Student of the Year – George Hirst

    –              Level 3 (Group 3) Student of the Year – Karolina Chudzikiewicz

    –              Overall Student of the Year – Emily Scrivens

    –              Overall Attendance – Callum Jordan / Michael Mortimer

    –              Trust Involvement Award – Will Barber

    –              Dedication Award – Connor Herbert

    FOOTBALL AWARDS

    –          Male A-Squad Player of the Season – Josh Taylor

    –          Male B-Squad Player of the Season – Connor Brooke

    –          Female Player of the Season – Abi Shepherd

    –          Top Goal-Scorer – Kieran Cartwright

    –          Recognition for Sport – Marian Ungureanu


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  2. Education Academy opening evening announced

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts (RUCST) Education Academy are pleased to announce they are hosting another open evening in preparation for the 2019/20 academic year.

    RUCST deliver a number of high quality academic programmes of study in Further and Higher Education. We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology, in order to enhance learning.

    The next open evening will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019, 6pm – 7:30pm at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

    If you would like to find out more information, or to book on please contact Education Manager James Mahoney on 01709 827767 or email jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net.

    If you would like to find out more about what we deliver, please visit: http://www.rucst.co.uk/education/education-overview/

  3. Positive Pathways

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to launch a new and exciting Alternative Provision project aimed at supporting young people in Year 10 and 11. The project will inform young people of the career opportunities within the sports industry and encourage them to make positive choices with respect to their own well-being, their relationships with others and their futures.

    All young people involved in the project will have the opportunity to explore different modules covering specific areas within the sports industry with the support of players, management and coaching staff at Rotherham United. Within each module there will be a variety of activities and workshops designed to develop positive personal attributes including; resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem.

    To find out more around each specific module and how to get involved please visit http://www.rucst.co.uk/education/positive-pathways/

    Alternatively contact Education Manager, James Mahoney at jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net

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  4. Employability training programme

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    RUCST are recruiting for a new and exciting Work Based / Employability training programme, which provides people with the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in a sports setting.

    “Thousands of young people have got their careers off to a flying start and many have got their dream jobs thanks to football traineeships.” English Football League

    This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience and learn new skills, offering career progression paths within a sport and leisure environment. You will spend 30 hours a week at RUCST where you will get the chance to shadow professional members of club staff and community officers.

    After successfully completing 12 weeks of employability skills, leadership qualifications and work experience, you will have the opportunity to progress further with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust either in employment or education.

    Deadline for applications: 01st February 2019
    Start date: 04th February 2019
    End date: 03rd May 2019
    More information: http://www.rucst.co.uk/education/traineeships-19/
    To apply: http://www.rucst.co.uk/education/apply-now/

  5. Vacancy – Apprentice Sports Coach

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to their Education apprenticeship programme. The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of a variety of different sports sessions, working across Rotherham and the surrounding areas.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

    Role: Apprentice Sports Coach
    Duration: 12 – 18 months (completion of apprenticeship).
    Hours: 30 hours per week
    Salary: Minimum wage (Apprenticeship rate)

    How to apply:
    Please download job description from the link below

    Job Description

    Please email your CV & Covering letter to jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net

    Closing Date: 16th January 2019
    Interviews: w/c 21st January 2019
    Start Date: ASAP

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.

    Equal Opportunities

    The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Community Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is an equal opportunities employer and all applicants for employment will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

    These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post.

  6. EFL Community & Education Football Alliance set to launch

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    The EFL Community & Education Football Alliance (CEFA) is set to launch this week, with the first round of fixtures to take place on Wednesday 12 September.

    CEFA is a new football competition consisting of teams represented by EFL Club Community Organisations competing in regional leagues up and down the country. They are joined by a number of teams from Premier League Clubs.

    Governed professionally by the EFL and sanctioned by The FA with due consideration of requirements laid down by FIFA and UEFA, students will be given the opportunity to participate in an exclusive, high quality and well organised league against other EFL Club representative teams, that focuses on participation rather than ability.

    A total of nine leagues, including two Women’s divisions separated into North and South, will play host to a variety of Clubs across the United Kingdom. The Women’s Divisions will be the first time the EFL has organised a competition for females.

    45 Clubs in England are represented, including three from the Premier League – champions Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton, whereas the EFL has represented Clubs from all three of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.

    To be eligible to feature in the competition, players must be registered on a post 16 education pathway with their Club Community Organisation, or in partnership with a local college or sixth-form.

    A full list of all upcoming fixtures can be found HERE, whilst all general enquiries, including information on registering should be directed to CEFA@efl.com

    EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “This competition represents a newly created league for both male and female participants between the ages of 16-19 who have an association with Clubs in the EFL.

    “EFL Club Trusts have long entered teams into various leagues, and at the Clubs’ request the EFL has now created a meaningful, competitive and professionally organised competition for these purposes.

    “Whilst it must be stressed the primary focus is not in respect of elite player development, the great incentive to participate in an exclusive league against other EFL teams will aid recruitment for Club Community Organisations.”

  7. Trust launch ladies football academy

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    In partnership with Rotherham United Ladies and Brinsworth Whitehill JFC, RUCST are kicking off a brand new Football Academy for ladies aged 16+.

    This will provide a fantastic opportunity to combine playing football with a first class education in the dynamic surroundings of the New York Stadium. This exciting new Academy scheme is designed to enhance technical skills and ability whilst supporting educational and career development. Leaners can look forward to:

    – A choice of a number of Further Education and Higher Education programmes delivered by Rotherham United Education Academy.
    – The opportunity to play for Rotherham United Ladies (U18’s).
    – The opportunity to play for Rotherham United Ladies First Team (dependant on ability level).
    – Regular training sessions including Strength & Conditioning.
    – £300 bursary to cover costs of playing fees and training kit.
    – Opportunities to undertake FA Football Coaching Qualifications.
    – Progression routes into Higher Education and employment into the Sports Industry.
    – A pathway into Scholarships opportunities in America.

    Our academic qualifications are full-time programmes of study lasting either 1 year or 2 years. These include:

    – Level 1 BTEC ‘Sport & Active Leisure’
    – Level 2 NCFE Diploma ‘Sport’
    – Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in ‘Sport Performance & Excellence’ (equivalent to 3 a-levels).
    – Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

    If you are interested in the programme then we will be present at the Rotherham United Ladies Open Trial event this Saturday (09th June) at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park from 09.30, where you can come and find out more information.

    To find out more information please contact Rotherham United Education Academy on 01709 827767 or email education@rotherhamunited.net

    You can also register your interest online at http://www.rucst.co.uk/education/education-overview/

  8. Trust team up with Titans & Hockey Club for Education provision

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are breaking new ground in a link-up with the town’s rugby and hockey clubs to deliver new opportunities for youngsters.

    A Rugby and Education Academy is being launched in partnership with Rotherham Titans and a Hockey and Education Academy in tandem with Rotherham Hockey Club.

    The rugby scholars will have the opportunity to represent Titans U18s in the Yorkshire Colts League and the National Colts competition, and the hockey scholars with Rotherham’s U18s in the Yorkshire Hockey Association League and cup competitions.

    Those practical experiences for 16-19 year-olds will run alongside sports studies at the Education Academy, pursuing a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. It is equivalent to three A-Levels, offering a route into University degrees, Higher Education and employment in the sports industry.

    James Mahoney, Education Manager at Rotherham United Education Academy, said it was an exciting development.

    He added: “These programmes will give young players the chance to study for a full-time academic qualification while playing and training regularly in their chosen sport. We have a great opportunity to build on the success of our Football and Education Programme and aim to become the leading choice for young people who are leaving school and have ambitions to progress in sport, whether that be playing sport at an elite level or working in the sports industry.”

    James Swinscoe, chairman of the hockey club, said it was an exciting venture for two well-established and respected clubs.
    He added: “This joint venture is designed to inspire and develop players of all abilities in a competitive, friendly and inclusive environment, allowing the opportunity for individuals to grow in self-confidence and personal life skills that will instil enjoyment in hockey, football and other sports. Together, our objective is to promote hockey, football and other sports, through education, involvement of our local communities and player development of all abilities.”

    John Lewis, chief executive of Titans Community Foundation, said: “Rotherham Titans are delighted to be able to support and extend the very successful Rotherham United Community Sports Trust model to include opportunities within the sport of Rugby. We recognise that the strengths of both organisations can come together to provide young people in Rotherham with a wider offer and more choice in terms of playing sport alongside their academic studies.”

    For more information about Rotherham Hockey Club visit www.rotherhamhc.org.uk

    The Academy also offers a football/Futsal option.

    To find out more e-mail education@rotherhamunited.net, call 01709 827767

  9. Job opportunity – Sports Tutor

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to our Education Academy to provide quality teaching, learning and assessment throughout our BTEC provision including level 1, 2 & 3 BTEC Sport along with other trust funded projects to a wide range of ages and abilities across our education academy.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

    Salary: £19,000 – £21,000 (Subject to experience)
    Hours: 37.5 hours a week including some evenings, weekends and holidays
    Duration: Permanent

    How to apply:

    Please download the full job description & application form at the links below and send completed applications to James Mahoney, Education Manager jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net. If you need more information please contact 01709 827767.

    Job description
    Application form

    Closing Date: 29th June 2018, 5pm.
    Interview date: TBC
    Estimated start date: 20th August 2018

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.

  10. Study at Rotherham United in 2018/19

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    Are you leaving school in 2018 and considering a career in sport? Rotherham United Education Academy, the only official Rotherham United Education Programme, could be the perfect choice for your next academic step.

    Rotherham United Education Academy is part of the Community Sports Trust and delivers a number of high quality sports courses in Further Education for 16-19 year olds. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent education courses within our iconic spaces at the New York Stadium. We specialise in providing post 16 education in sport from a Level one in sport to a BA (Hons) in Community Coaching and Development:

    Level 1 BTEC ‘Sport & Active Leisure’
    Level 2 NCFE Diploma ‘Sport’
    Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma ‘Sport Performance & Excellence’
    Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching & Development

    Across all study programmes the scholars will have the opportunity to represent Rotherham United competing in the EFL Trust Futsal & Football League (male & female). They will also compete in the EFL Cup competition which can see them play at England’s training headquarters St George’s Park.

    All courses are designed to cover the core elements of health, fitness and sports performance such as Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Coaching, Sports Injuries, Sport Psychology and Performance Analysis. The courses are suited to those wanting to enter employment in the sports industry and for those wishing to progress to Higher Education to study a sport related degree such as Coaching, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

    All our education courses are delivered by qualified, enthusiastic and experienced members of teaching staff. We have world class facilities at our disposal due to our successful partnership with local sports colleges and the Football League. The learning environment is supported by the chance to work alongside staff members at the Community Sports Trust within a professional football environment.

    On 12th May 2018 we will be hosting a Practical Open Day at Parkgate Astro to give people the opportunity to experience the kind of practical sessions and activities delivered to our learners at Rotherham United Education Academy. The Open Day will commence at 1pm and will also provide the chance to talk to sports lecturers on a one-to-one basis, answering any questions and providing greater detail of individual courses. There is no need to pre-book on to the Open Day.

    The available programmes all prove extremely popular so prospective students are urged to express their interest as soon as possible. To find out more information and to express your interest click here.

    To find out more information please contact the Education team on 01709 827767 or email education@rotherhamunited.net

  11. Job Opportunity – Education Manager

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to their Education Departent.

    Department: Education
    Job Title: Education Manager
    Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 (Subject to Experience)
    Contract type: Permanent
    Hours: 37.5

    Responsible to: Head of Community

    Location: Rotherham United CST, The GoalZone, AESSEAL New York Stadium

    Regular working hours: Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm. It is expected with this post there will be regular weekends & unsocial hours as part of a regular working pattern.

    Purpose of the post:

    To be responsible for the management, development and delivery of all existing programmes, and continued development of new education projects through all Key Stages including schools alternative curriculum, post-16 provision (including Study Programmes, apprenticeships and Traineeships) and adult education and training, ensuring that all offers comply with all relevant regulations and the development of new initiatives. The post holder will be responsible for seeking out new opportunities to strategically link Education with the wider work of the trust.

    This will involve ensuring that activities are correctly targeted, are in line with the Trust business plan, delivery is of high quality, all monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance requirements are met, whilst ensuring all education initiatives are delivered within budget. It is necessary to work with other department heads to ensure strategic objectives are achieved across the team and sit within the wider foundation and club needs.

    To be committed to our Vision “Using our passion for sport and the influence of Rotherham United to ENGAGE, INSPIRE and DEVELOP the communities of Rotherham whilst giving people a chance and nurturing Potential”

    Applicants must hold a full driving licence with access to a suitable vehicle and have in date MOT, Road tax and relevant insurance.

    RUFC and RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is may be subject to Enhanced DBS checks. Clearance through The FA DBS system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

    The job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. 

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate

    To apply for the post, please complete a RUFC CST application form and send to Jamie Noble, Head of Community, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, The Goal Zone, AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham, S60 1AH or email to jnoble@rotherhamunited.net

    Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.rotherhamunited.net/RUCSTApplicationForm.doc

    Job description can be downloaded here:Job Description- Education Manager2017

    For further information and application form please visit www.themillers.co.uk/page/Home/  or contact Jamie Noble (Head of Community) on 07943611112

    Application closing date: 5th January 2018, 5pm
    Interview dates: Preferred provisional date of Monday 15th January 2018.

  12. Education open evening announced

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    The trusts Education Academy delivers a number of high quality sports courses in Further and Higher Education.

    We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology, in order to enhance learning. Our brand new state of the art facility, ‘The Goal Zone’ is situated within The New York Stadium and boasts 3 classrooms, an office and a health space, which provides alternative methods to fitness testing. Our practical space is located at Parkgate Astro and consists of 3 3G pitches which are used for the training and coaching elements of our programmes.

    Here are the new dates for our 2017/18 Open Events. If you are interested in studying Sport at college or sixth form in September 2018 come and see what we can offer you.

    Wednesday 8th November 2017
    AESSEAL New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
    Time: 17:30 – 20:00

    Wednesday 13th December 2017
    AESSEAL New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
    Time: 17:30 – 20:00

    Wednesday 31st January 2018
    AESSEAL New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
    Time: 17:30 – 20:00

    Wednesday 14th March 2018
    AESSEAL New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
    Time: 17:30 – 20:00

    Saturday 12th May 2018
    Parkgate Astro, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham, S62 6HQ
    Time: 10:00 – 12:00

    For any further information please contact our Education Manager Matt Edwards at medwards@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767.

  13. Education open events announced

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    At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust our Education Academy delivers a number of high quality sports courses in Further and Higher Education.

    We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology, in order to enhance learning. Our brand new state of the art facility, ‘The Goal Zone’ is situated within The New York Stadium and boasts 3 classrooms, an office and a health space, which provides alternative methods to fitness testing. Our practical space is located at Parkgate Astro and consists of 3 3G pitches which are used for the training and coaching elements of our programmes.

    To view our courses for the 2017/18 academic year, please click here

    If you would like to attend our open events, please see the dates, times and venues below;

    Wednesday 12th April 2017
    New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
    Time: 17:00 – 20:00

    Saturday 6th May 2017
    Parkgate Astro, 23 Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham, S62 6HQ
    Time: 14:00 – 16:00

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  14. New apprentices looking to make an impact!

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    We are delighted to announce the enrolment of  Daniel Lacey, Chloe Spafford and Kai Deakin on our Apprenticeship Programme and everyone at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to welcome them to the team.

    Chloe will be embarking on a Level 3 Customer Service apprenticeship as it is her career goal to become an Events Organiser. She will be working closely with all the departments at the Trust to learn how to plan, prepare and run events that target individuals from a variety of age groups and backgrounds. Chloe has already had some experience in this field and we feel we can develop her further within these areas in order to push her towards her goals. During her trial period, Chloe worked closely with the NCS department and received some excellent feedback from her supervisor.

    Kai and Daniel have opted for the Level 2 Activity Leadership apprenticeship as they are both interested in sports coaching and want to develop themselves further within these areas. Both students will be situated within the Sports Department of the Trust where they will work alongside our qualified and experienced coaches. Here they will learn the fundamentals of becoming a coach and develop their skills sets further by working with learners from all different walks of life. Kai and Daniel both demonstrated an ability to perform well during their trial period and we believe they will be a credit to the delivery team.

    Matt Edwards (Education Manager) said “We are delighted to have Daniel, Chloe and Kai working for the trust, they have already shown great potential in the short period of time they have been here and they have settled in remarkably quick.”

    If you would like to find out more information regarding our education programme please contact Matt Edwards on 01709 827767 or email medwards@rotherhamunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
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  15. Job Opportunity – Sports Teacher

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to their Education department.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

    Duration:  Full time
    Hours: 37.5 hours
    Salary: £19,000 – Starting Salary

    How to apply:

    Download application form here: Application form
    Download Job Description here: Sports Teacher_ Job Description 2016

    Please email all application to Education@rotherhamunited.net or Contact Matt Edwards on 01709 827767 for more information.

    Closing Date: 12th August 2016

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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    Twitter: @RU_CST

  16. Millers Jobshop hits the right note

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    On Wednesday 13th at the New York Stadium the Millers community Jobshop ran an event to promote employment opportunities within Saint Gobain .

    The event was well attended with over 40 people from across all sectors attending . There was great interest from the recent employers at Polestar print Sheffield who have just been made redundant as the firm closed in May .

    It became clear that the skills Ex Polestar employees have were of a high calibre and skills that were in demand not just within the Saint Gobain group but within other organisations .

    The event was a great success with fantastic feedback . off the back of this success the demand has been so great tha we are putting another event on  Wednesday the 20th between 10 am and 2pm

    Quote :-  Breath of fresh of air today.. the most positive meet I’ve attended since redundo hit! Regardless to if it leads to anything, it’s certainly opened my eyes to what a decent employer offer their staff these days!

    Cheers to Russell Morgan & his team down at the mighty RUFC

    The guest speaker was brilliant , down to earth & i personally thought wow i hope some of the ex-polestar staff can secure jobs there then that will be a foot in the door for others as word will spread. He offered 5 jobs if people could move down south & immediate start with his company. Was it 25k pay for the FL driver ? I have personally messaged 8 people who couldn’t make it to the meeting with details of contact & the company. I cant thank Russell enough for this meeting , it was truly a breathe of fresh air, with decent wages & future prospects on offer.

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  17. Education Manager – Matt Edwards

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    My name is Matthew Edwards and I am 28 years old. I am currently the Education Manager at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    During my education I attended Newfield secondary school where I obtained three B’s and four C’s including maths and English. It was here where I developed an interest for sport and I continued to study this at college. I completed my BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport with distinction, merit, merit grades but decided that I would progress into work rather than education.

    I worked at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and with various coaching companies for three years, before deciding to go to Sheffield Hallam University to study Physical Education and Youth Sport, in which I qualified with a BSc First Class Honours Degree. Whilst at university I had to take part in a work experience module, as a result I was offered a part time paid teaching role with the Sheffield College and continued to do this whilst studying my third year. This opportunity sparked my passion for teaching and after completing my course I decided to enrol on a Post 16 PGCE.

    After passing my PGCE at Level 7 I secured a full time Sports Lecturer position with Sheffield United Community Foundation where I worked for two years. This eventually led to my appointment as the Education Manager at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust where I currently work.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
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  18. Trusts NCS Big Chill at Thrybergh!

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts NCS department are holding their fifth and final Keep Warm activity ahead of this summers NCS programme. The “Big Chill” will take place at Thrybergh Country Park on Saturday 11th June, 12pm – 3pm.

    Over 250 NCS participants are expected to attend and the event will give them an opportunity to ‘chill out’ with their peers and get to know one another before embarking on their best summer yet with NCS. Participants will take part in an array of activities including a Gladiator inflatable ‘it’s a knock out’, lawn games such as Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4 and Archery as well as give participants the chance to relax (in the sun fingers crossed) whilst watching live acoustic performances from local artists. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments for everyone attending to enjoy and staff will be able to build a rapport over a burger with all our summer participants.

    Ruth Dobson, NCS Project Officer said of the event “We’re really looking forward to The Big Chill! There’s so much going on and it should be a fantastic day with a real festival feel to it. We’ve run four Keep Warm thus far for our separate summer waves and this will be the first one that we’ve invited everyone to at the same time so it should be pretty hectic but in the best of ways! ”

    If you would like more information regarding NCS or to register your interest please contact the NCS department on 01709 827 767 or email rdobson@rotherhamunited.net. “NCS…it all starts at YES!”

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
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  19. Job Opportunity – National Citizen Service (NCS) Assistant Officer

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    Job Description

    Title: National Citizen Service (NCS) Assistant Officer
    Employer: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Duration: Permanent
    Hours: 37 hours a week including some evenings, weekends and holidays (inc residential weeks)
    Salary: £16000 – £18000 (Subject to experience)
    Responsibility to:  RUFC Head of Community / NCS Project Manager
    Responsibility for: NCS Administration Support

    Main purpose of the post:

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated National Citizen Service (NCS) Assistant Officer to organise and deliver our 2016/17 NCS project for young people aged 16-17 in the Rotherham area.

    NCS operates all year round with the residential waves in the Summer Spring and Autumn. NCS provides its participants with the chance to experience life away from home. NCS is a fun, action packed programme that give young people the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends whilst doing something truly inspiring with their summer. This gives young people the opportunity to learn valuable life skills that will help nurture their transition into adult life

    NCS is a voluntary four – week programme for 16-17 year olds that will promote:
    •    A more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
    •    A more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
    •    A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their communities. (For more information visit http://www.ncsflt.co.uk/)

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

    To view the full Job Description please Click here: NCS Assistant Job Description June 2016.

    How to apply:

    Please send an application form and cover letter or request an RUCST Application form by email for the attention of Carole Foster ; cfoster@rotherhamunited.net or download here 

    Closing Date: 8th July 2016

    Interview dates:
    Interviews will take place on the week commencing: 18th July 2016

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures

  20. Success at the Millers drop in Jobshops!

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    Success at the Millers drop in Jobshops!

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have seen fantastic outcomes from their drop in Jobshop thanks to Russell and the teams hard work and commitment, giving unemployed people additional skills enabling them to feel confident when applying for new job opportunities.

    The Millers Community Jobshop drop-in service that operates in 3 venues within the borough of Rotherham offers Training and Development, Help with CV’s, And on-line help with claims forms for Jobseekers allowance.

    So far 34 people have been successful in finding employment with another 8 moving onto additional training or voluntary work, this is over a third of attendees which have visited the Jobclub.

    There has been some outstanding success’s via our outreach work in Eastwood where 5 Roma Slovak men and women have gained employment or moved into voluntary work. This has been a difficult project with many barriers to overcome but with the assistance of interpreters and project workers we have been able to make a real impact and changes to people’s lives.

    Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “It’s a huge achievement for the trust, seeing the impact Russ and the team have made is fantastic, it’s very rewarding hearing all the positive feedback from the Jobshop attendees past and present”

    Feedback from clients

    ‘’I attended Jobshop with my CV which I thought was the bees knees, Russell took it away and made some small but important changes and ‘’Bingo’’ I started getting results with Interviews and finally secured a job’’

    ‘’Attending Jobshop has given me my confidence back after losing my job. I like the atmosphere, people are friendly and Russell is very helpful, nothing is too much trouble’’

    ’Great service would recommend’’

    If you would like to attend The Millers Jobshops in Rotherham, please see the list of venues below:

    The AESSEAL New York Stadium
    Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

    Eastwood Village Community Centre
    Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Mowbray Gardens Library
    Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

     

  21. NCS Team Leader vacancies (Summer)

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (NCS)

    We are recruiting Team Leaders to lead teams of fifteen to seventeen year olds through our summer NCS programme. The applicant should be a passionate individual with experience working with groups of young people.

    We are very proud of our strong reputation and have high expectations of all our staff and firmly believe that great team leaders are absolutely essential for the successful delivery of the NCS programme.

    Team Leaders lead, inspire and develop their team of participants through the NCS programme, two weeks of which, will involve staying and working on residential. Team Leaders will support and lead the other staff allocated to their team (Team Assistant and Volunteers) to ensure the successful delivery of the NCS experience.

    National Citizen Service

    The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a national program that brings together 15-17 year olds from different backgrounds and takes them through a programme of activities which builds their confidence and enables them to make a difference in their local community. It helps young people build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new people. More details can be obtained fromwww.ncsyes.co.uk

    If you would like more information, or would like to request an application pack please email cfoster@rotherhamunited.net

     

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  22. International Women’s Day celebrated in style

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    International Women’s Day

    Tuesday 8th of March 2016 marked the annual International Women’s day which was celebrated by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust throughout the day, luckily it fell on a Tuesday when Rotherham United faced top of the league Middlesbrough, and with this in mind it seemed fitting to continue the celebrations throughout the night at that fixture.

    Various different guests were invited along to watch The Millers and celebrate this annual event, some of the attendees included Brinsworth Whitehill Girls J.F.C, Rotherham United Ladies and participants who attend the ladies Boot camp sessions we deliver at Eastwood Village Community Centre, Thornhill Primary School and Blackburn Youth Club.

    All groups invited were taken pitch side which gave them a change to watch the players warm up which provided a perfect opportunity for them to get photos in the home dug-out prior to kick off.
    Several players from Brinsworth Whitehill Girls J.F.C were also selected for the random acts of kindness which gave them an opportunity to be a Flag Bearer at the game.

    Being the charitable side of the Football Club, we work with a wide range of people in our local community, through the power of football we promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, confidence building, social integration and community cohesion. It is important for us that we recognise these annual celebration events as everyone who attends our sessions or events deserve the recognition for their hard work and commitment.

    Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “Celebrations have been taking part throughout the day for the International Women’s Day, and luckily we have had the opportunity to continue this at tonight’s fixture. It’s fantastic to see various different groups and communities come together and support this event, and to make the night even more memorable The Millers Got all 3 points with a late goal at the New York Stadium.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank everyone who came along to help celebrate International Women’s Day.

    If you would like to find out more information regarding the work we deliver please visit our website on www.rucst.co.uk.

  23. Alternative Curriculum & NEET’s Officer (Part Time)

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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to our Education Academy to To provide quality experiences in teaching, learning and assessment to our students who are classed as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training)  and within our schools alternative learning offer based from the New York Stadium.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate

    Hours: 20 hours a week including some evenings, weekends and holidays

    Salary: £17000 – £19,000 (Subject to experience)  – Pro-rated

    How to apply:
    Please send an application form and cover letter or request an RUCST Application form by email for the attention of Jamie Noble; jnoble@rotherhamunited.net or download here:

    Job Description
    Application form

    Vacancy Status – Open

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.

  24. Study a Foundation Degree with RUCST

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    Are you looking to stay local and study a foundation degree?

    Why not study a Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development.

    Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? This football coaching course provides an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award while being affiliated to a specific football club. The Foundation Community Football Coaching and Development degree has been designed in conjunction with the Football League Trust in order to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.

    Study at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust through the University of South Wales

    Express your interest here:

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    http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1035-foundation-degree-community-football-coaching-and-development.

  25. Decembers/Januarys Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Decembers/Januarys Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    December January Millers Matters 2015.16

    Follow us on Twitter @RU_CST
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    www.rucst.co.uk For more information on the trust visit

  26. Charity dig for Combat Stress!

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    CHARITY DIG FOR COMBAT STRESS

    On Sunday the 17th Jan 2016 Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Staff member Russell Morgan organised and ran a Charity event to raise money for two organisations one being the local military support group MCVC and the other being Combat Stress.

    Russell Morgan, Employability Tutor said “it was a fantastic event which was well supported even though the weather conspired to spoil the day. Despite the snow the hard-core turned out in force and we managed to raise in excess of £700 on the day with pledges still to come in, we would like to Thank to Jamie Noble (Head of Community) for his continued support .

    Rotherham Community Sports Trust donated a signed match ball that was won Mr Nigel Wheeler his son is a RUFC Fan , so well pleased

     

    Footnote

    Russell runs the Millers Community Jobshop that is open on the following days:

    Wednesday at NY Stadium 10am til 12 lunch
    Wednesday at Eastwood Community Centre Erskin Road 1pm to 3 pm
    Thursday Mowbray Garden Library 10 am til 12 Lunch

    Jobs shop provides support for the following skills to help you into employment:

    Introduction to IT
    UK online courses
    Develop a CV
    How to complete a job application
    Interview skills
    Substance misuse awareness
    Health and Nutrition
    Healthy lifestyle

  27. Millers Job-shop Christmas schedule

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    Millers Job-shop Christmas schedule

    The Millers Community Job-shop will close for Christmas on the 17th December and will re open on the 13th January with sessions as normal.

    New York Stadium
    Wednesday 13th January 2016 – 10am – 12pm

    Eastwood Community Centre
    Wednesday 13th 2016 afternoon  1pm – 3pm

    Mowbray Gardens Library (Herringthorpe Valley Road)
    Thursday 14th Jan 2016 10am – 12pm

    Have a great christmas and a very happy new year to all

     

  28. Join Kick it Out today!

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    Kick It Out is looking for people aged between 16-21 to join a new group that will advise the organisation on how to help promote the messages of equality and inclusion.

    The voluntary role will see chosen applicants gain invaluable experience and skills working for a charitable organisation. It will also see them take on the roles of advisors and ambassadors for Kick It Out.
    The exciting new initiative aims to improve Kick It Out’s engagement with young people by encouraging members to play an active role in the organisation’s work and develop as future leaders for equality and diversity in football.

     Kick It Out is looking for individuals who are:

    • Passionate about equality
    • Interested in football
    • Willing to share opinions and ideas
    • Looking to become future leaders of equality in football

     You will gain:                                    

    • Experience of the football and equalities industries
    • Contacts
    • Travel expenses for around the country
    • Training
    • Opportunities to attend football events
    • Leadership skills

     The group will meet up to four times a year to guide Kick It Out on specific projects, events and initiatives. Members will also be given the opportunity to attend training and development days.

     The application process will close on 20 December 2015. Selected candidates will be interviewed for the role in January 2016. The role is voluntary but Kick It Out will cover travel and out-of-pocket costs for members.

     To download a copy of the application form, please click here.
    To download a copy of the person specification of the role, please click here.

     If you are interested in applying for the role, please send a completed application form to Hayley Bennett, Education Officer at hayley@kickitout.org.

     

  29. Job Advert – Education Manager

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    Job Advert – Education Manager

    Rotherham United CST is seeking an experienced and forward thinking Education Manger to ENGAGE, INSPIRE and DEVELOP all existing programmes, and continued development of new education projects including schools alternative curriculum, post-16 provision, and adult education and training, ensuring that all offers comply with all relevant regulations and the development of new initiatives.

    Purpose of the post:

    To be responsible for the management, development and delivery of all existing programmes, and continued development of new education projects including schools alternative curriculum, post-16 provision, and adult education and training, ensuring that all offers comply with all relevant regulations and the development of new initiatives.

    This will involve ensuring that activities are correctly targeted, are in line with the Trust business plan, delivery is of high quality, all monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance requirements are met, whilst ensuring all education initiatives are delivered within budget. It is necessary to work with other department heads to ensure strategic objectives are achieved across the team and sit within the wider foundation and club needs.

    To be committed to our Vision “Using our passion for sport and the influence of Rotherham United to ENGAGE, INSPIRE and DEVELOP the communities of Rotherham whilst giving people a chance and nurturing Potential”

    Applicants must hold a full driving licence with access to a suitable vehicle and have in date MOT, Road tax and relevant insurance.

    RUFC and RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is may be subject to Enhanced DBS checks. Clearance through The FA DBS system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

    The job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate

    To apply for the post, please complete a RUFC CST application form and send to Jamie Noble, Head of Community, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, Mangham House, Barbot Hall Ind. Est., S61 4RJ.

    Job Description – Education Manager
    Application form

    For further information and application form please contact Jamie Noble (Head of Community) on 079436111112

    Application closing date: Wednesday 9th December 2016, 5pm

    Interview dates: Preferred provisional date of Wednesday 16th December 2016.

    Department: Education
    Job Title: Education Manager
    Salary: £24,000 to £27,000
    Contract type: Permanent
    Hours: 37.5
    Responsible to: Head of Community
    Location: Rotherham United CST, Mangham House/New York Stadium

    Regular working hours:
    Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm.

    It is expected with this post there will be regular weekends & unsocial hours as part of a regular working pattern.

  30. Heart Warming Winter Woollies

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    Heart Warming Winter Woollies

    Young people from the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Programme have been involved in a heart warming project to help the young homeless.  The group were inspired from the recent Big sleep out, which is a sponsored event where local people sleep out to recreate what a homeless person experiences on a daily basis. After experiencing what homeless people have to go through every night, the group turned their attentions to supporting local homeless young people in a winter warming way.

    The group masterminded a clothing collection targeted at teenagers, their aim to keep young homeless people warm over the winter months.  The group used different marketing strategies to advertise from basic posters through to social media ads.  This is the first known collection specifically targeted at young people in the local area and proved to be an outstanding success.

    Rachel Waring, NCS Team Leader said “The group have worked tirelessly to ensure that they could engage as many local young people as possible, they had the ingenious idea or targeting students of RCAT where a high number of local young people attend.  It was endearing to see how many young supported the project and how generous they were with their donations.

    Carole Foster the Project Manager for NCS couldn’t express enough how proud she was of the team “ NCS is an outstanding programme that I am truly proud to be part of, already this year we have seen 550 young people through the programme. The teams have raised over Twelve Thousand pounds for almost 30 local charities and community groups.  To be part of NCS is to be part of a fast growing movement that has the potential to shape our future society”.

    If you require more information or would like to get involved, please contact:

    Carole Foster
    cfoster@rotherhamunited.net
    01709 827 767

  31. Octobers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Octobers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    October Millers Matters 2015

    Follow us on Twitter @RU_CST
    Like us on Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    www.rucst.co.uk For more information on the trust visit

  32. NCS Graduate Programme Launched

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    NCS Graduate Programme Launched

    NCS is renowned for equipping young people with the skills and experiences necessary to boost their futures prospects and make them more employable. Once participants have completed NCS, they have the opportunity to become an NCS Graduate. As an NCS Graduate, young people are given training and provided with volunteering opportunities to help further their progress and development post-NCS. Being an NCS Graduate carries with it a certain status recognised by employers nationwide and RUCST are proud to announce the launch of their brand new NCS Graduates Programme.

    The programme itself is a 5-stranded model comprised of different elements, each allowing Graduates to specialise in the area(s) they wish to develop and improve upon. With a staggering 126 of our 352 summer NCS participants expressing interest in being a Graduate, we have put in place an application process whereby Graduates have to apply for the area(s) of the programme that they wish to be a part of. For some elements, this requires both the submission of an application from as well as a 2 minute video to camera describing themselves and the qualities they could bring to this specific element of the programme.

    Youth Board: This will be a local youth board made up of RUCST NCS Graduates. Members will meet once a month and will discuss how to make the NCS programme better for future participants. Members should represent the interests and opinions of other NCS Graduates and ideally consist of a mix of spring, summer and autumn Graduates. There will be a chance for at least one member of this board to sit on a regional youth board (Yorkshire and Humber), influencing regional NCS programme decisions. From this there may be a chance for members to progress onto a national NCS youth board, going down to parliament in London.

    Media and Marketing: A team of NCS Graduates will assist the RUCST NCS Team in the designing and preparing of NCS marketing material. Our vision is to build a media team capable of coming away with us on NCS programmes to capture the content of the programme. This will include taking photos, making videos and writing press releases. We will provide training so that this team of Graduates are equipped with the necessary skills. We also want to own our own RUCST NCS YouTube channel and Facebook page and we see these being ‘active’ with regular updates, videos, pictures and more, helping to inspire young people to take part in our NCS programme.

    Youth Work/Team Assistant: Graduates will undertake an Introduction to Youth Work with a view to completing a Level 2 in Youth Work training. Graduates will also attend other workshops including Managing Challenging Behaviour; Mental Health awareness training and Multi-sport Street Games coaching. These will help equip our Graduates with knowledge and skills required to be a Team Assistant. In addition to this, Graduates will be asked to have input on our ‘keep warm’ activities and may even be asked to plan and deliver some along with other fellow Graduates as good practice for the role of Team Assistant.

    Recruitment: Graduates will help RUCST NCS staff members recruit participants for NCS. This could entail presenting at assemblies at their OLD or CURRENT place of education, acting as an NCS Ambassador in your current place of education, assisting RUCST staff on their recruitment stalls as well as brainstorming other recruitment strategies that the RUCST NCS Team haven’t thought of.

    Social Action Project Planning/Delivery/Volunteering: This role will include speaking to charities and organisations in and around Rotherham to help the RUCST NCS Team establish new social action project partners. Graduates will also help maintain existing and develop new social action projects. They will also be kept informed of any volunteering opportunities with our partner organisations and will be signposted to volunteer at their events.

    We are very much looking forward to receiving our Graduates application forms and videos and be sure to watch this space for the launch of our new NCS social media pages! “NCS…it all starts at YES!”

    For more information on the NCS graduate programme, please contact:

    Ruth Dobson
    rdobson@rotherhamunited.net
    01709 827767

  33. Jobshop proves a success!

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    Millers community jobshop has great success in helping the unemployed!

    The Millers Community Jobshop continues to thrive after a short break, The success can be put down to the support from all who access the Jobshop, the drop in initiative , and quality support from full time staff and volunteers, not forgetting the friendly welcoming atmosphere at all venues.

    In the first two months of re-starting the project we have already had 10 Job outcomes in either full time or part time employment which is 20% of attendees, which is fantastic for both the people attending Jobclub and for the image of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    All attendees have received help with theirs CV’s, using Universal Jobmatch and helped with basic IT and email attachments.

    The Jobshop is a community Drop in centre with access to a suite of lap-tops , Internet access , free printing, paper and use of a telephone for Job seeking.

    We have also extended our support into a new area of Rotherham bringing our outreach to Mowbray Gardens Library, and Eastwood community Centre on Erskin Road and not forgetting New York Stadium.

    Opening times are stated below:

    Wednesdays NY Stadium 10 am til 12 lunch and 13.00 to 15.00 at Eastwood Community Centre.

    Mowbray Gardens 10 am til 12 Lunch

    If you require any further information ring

    Russell Morgan on 07852959700 or email rmorgan@rotherhamunited.net

  34. Random acts of kindness

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    Random acts of kindness – Reading fixture

     Tuesdays night’s home fixture to Reading F.C saw another random act of kindness offered to our RUFC supporters.

    Random acts of kindness vary each week and occasionally give fans the opportunity to get behind the scenes to meet the players or even watch them warm up before the match from the home dug-out.

     This week Lee Frecklington, Joe Mattock and Joe Newell selected 3 lucky fans to represent and lead The Millers out the tunnel in front of thousands of fans at the Aesseal New York Stadium.

     Lee Frecklington said “we were honoured to be selected for this week’s random act of kindness and decided to give 3 young fans the chance to lead The Millers out onto the pitch before kick-off. I have seen them on a regular basis at our home fixtures and thought it would be an amazing experience for them to be selected”

     Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Random acts of kindness is part of the Community Match Day Experience which offers another aspect to the fantastic work Rotherham United offer to the community. It’s great that our players continue to give up their time and interact with fans and offer photo opportunities and autographs, it makes the supporters feel part of the team”

     If you have any suggestions for future match day experience’s please email community@rotherhamunited.net

     

  35. Septembers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Septembers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    September Millers Matters 2015

    Follow us on Twitter @RU_CST
    Like us on Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    www.rucst.co.uk For more information on the trust visit

  36. Education Academy open days announced

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    Education Academy open days announced

    Rotherham United’s Education Academy are holding open days at the New York Stadium in the “players’ Lounge” to promote the provision we will be delivering throughout the year and for the 2016/17 academic year.

    Some of the courses we will be delivering are, Futsal BTEC Sport Level 2 & 3, Foundation Degree, Apprenticeships and many more! open to both Female and Male students who are interested in a career in sport.

    all times are 5pm – 6pm

    Wednesday 28th October 2015
    Wednesday 18th November 2015
    Wednesday 17th February 2016
    Wednesday 23rd March 2016
    Wednesday 27th April 2016
    Wednesday 25th May 2016
    Wednesday 29th June 2016
    Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Wednesday 24th August 2016

    You can also meet the education team at your school careers fair!

    If you would like to find out more regarding the courses we deliver, please contact our Education Manager:

    Mark Wilkinson
    Email: mwilkinson@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767
    Work mobile: 0750672289

  37. Double success for MCVC

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    Double success for MCVC

     A DOUBLE success for Military Veterans Community Centre (MCVC) via two Rotherham United Community Sports Trust initiatives.

    RUCST donated a signed Football and RUFC donated t-shirts and kit from the Red & White Shop to help raise funds for the MCVC on Armed Forces Day.

    The signed match ball that was won via a NCS raffle was presented pitch side at the New York Stadium by Russel Morgan – Royal navy (Retired) who is currently the Community Jobshop tutor along with funds raised via the sale of T shirts and kit on Armed Forces Day.

    Both items were presented to Lieutenant Colonel McPhearson (retired) and Warrant Officer 1 Mac McKenny (retired of MCVC) which will go to an excellent cause which supports ex armed forces personal and family members in around Rotherham.

    Colonel McPhearson and WO1 McKenny were very appreciative of the support RUFC and RUCST have shown over the last 3 years and to the people of Rotherham.

  38. Show Racism the Red Card Conference

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    Rotherham United FC host first Educational Event

    Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying

    Thursday 1st October 2015

    First in a series of twenty educational events is part of SRtRC project, supported by DFE and GEO

    Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is undertaking a project to educate against Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying, supported by Department for Education and Government Equalities Office.

    Part of the project is a series of free educational events for young people with the aim to educate about the importance of tackling HBT bullying. The events will help young people to explore stereotypes, evaluate language and terminology and reflect on prejudice.

    Rotherham United FC host the first of these educational events on Thursday 1st October.

    Gavin Sutherland, Campaign Coordinator said “SRtRC is excited to begin the series of educational events with Rotherham United FC. The club and Community Sports Trust are long-time supporters of SRtRC and were among the first to support this new projet to challenge HBT bullying.

    “The young people attending will take part in workshops that examine HBT Bullying and racism. We will be showing two of the campaign’s films covering the issues and players from the club will take young people’s questions about discrimination in sport and society.”

    Mark Cummins Community Manager commented “once again we are looking forward to a really successful event. This year’s subject matter fits neatly with the work around hate crime in Rotherham so I am sure a huge amount of learning will take place for all of the pupils taking part, the conference is a staple in our community cohesion programmes activities and it is always a pleasure to host the Show Racism the Red Card team”

    The Tackling HBT Bullying project will also feature free Teacher Training events at four locations in England and a film competition for young people to send in their work about HBT Bullying.

    Stonewall research in 2014 revealed almost nine in ten secondary school teachers (86%) and almost half (45%) of primary school teachers said pupils in their school, regardless of sexual orientation, have experienced homophobic bullying.

    Announcing the fund in March of this year, then Minister for Women and Equalities, Jo Swinson said “It’s good news that schools are making progress on homophobic bullying, but it must be eradicated entirely. The trauma of being bullied at school can stay with you for life, and it is absolutely unacceptable that those who may be gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are being targeted.

    “Teachers need specialist support and training to help them stamp out homophobic bullying, which is why we have funded these excellent projects which are designed to tackle this issue head on.”

  39. Level 3 BTEC Sport

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    Level 3 BTEC Sport

    Our partnership with Rotherham College has continued to grow over the last two years and we are now pleased to offer any young person aged 16 – 18 the opportunity to join our BTEC level 3 Sport Futsal Scholarship.

    As a student of the Education Academy you will;

    • Study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (2yrs)
    • Represent Rotherham United in Regional and National Futsal leagues
    • Access to College facilities and student bursaries
    • Fully supported tutorials aimed at UCAS applications and career advice

    ENROL NOW!!
     

    Click here to express your interest

     

    Visit our website for more information or fltfutsal.co.uk  or call our Education Manager Mark Wilkinson on 07506 722 899 or email mwilkinson@rotherhamunited.net

  40. Millers Jobshop Close Until Sept 7th

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank everyone who has attended the Millers Community Jobshop. Unfortunately we would like to announce that the sessions are temporarily closed until the week commencing 7th September, 2015.

    We hope that you can join us in September if you are looking for extra support in either personal development, re-entering employment. Please drop in and see us in at the New York Stadium every Wednesday between 10am and 3pm, as we provide a friendly surroundings with helpful staff.

    We would also like to say a special thank Russel and all those who have supported the Millers Community Jobshop every week.

    For further information please contact: Russel Morgan on rmorgan@rotherhamunited.net
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  41. Futsal Training Session

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    Calling all 16 -18 year old male and female footballers!

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be holding a Futsal training session on Thursday 16th July 5pm-6:30pm at our community training facility at School Lane, Parkgate that is off Mangham Road behind the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel.

    We are currently recruiting for players/students for our hugely successful BTEC Futsal Scholarship that has been running for the last 4 years. As well as completing either a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and students will take place in regular competitive futsal matches against fellow Football league clubs.

    Please note places are limited, to confirm your attendance for the session please contact Andy Warrington, Futsal Coordinator on awarrington@rotherhamunited.net or 07984600709.

     

    Please view the map below for further directions to the training facilities.

    training ground map

  42. RUCST Staff Development

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    Both Alix and Abbi have successfully completed their Level 3 apprenticeship in Customer Service over the last year.

    They have also both successfully passed and gained their level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English which is a great achievement.

    Abbi and Alix have progressed onto their third year with the trust and have now stepped up into completing their team leader diploma as part of the organisational CPD programme. Abbi and Alix are both looking forward to the challenge of completing their new qualification and assisting in helping to support both the new first year and second year apprentices over the next year.

    For more information the Apprenticeship programme at the trust please contact:
    Mark Wilkinson
    Education Manager
    Telephone: 07506 722 899
    Email: mwilkinson@rotherhamunited.net
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    Please visit www.themillers.co.uk for more information on Rotherham United FC